An eight-month-old baby girl who inspired a major fundraiser for BUMBLEance this month has sadly passed away.
Baby Willow Rodgers of Mullaghduff, Kincasslagh was born with a life-limiting condition called Smith-Lemli-Opitz.
Her special needs made travel difficult for her parents Fiona Harrington and Dwain Rodgers, but the BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance came to the young family’s aid in August to help them fly to Cork for a special visit to see Fiona’s parents.
Fiona, who is a native of Bere Island in Cork, was so grateful for this trip that she did an island-island swim from Owey to Cruit Island in November to raise funds for BUMBLEance. Over €26,000 has been raised this month and donations can still be made via www.justgiving.com
Baby Willow’s battle for life sadly came to an end last week. A Mass of the Angels was celebrated in the Star of the Sea Church, Annagry on Monday 25th November, as locals said goodbye to a special little angel.